I am a nurse and am the mother to 3 fantastic young boys ages 14, 11, and 9 and I have been a member of Allrecipes since March of 2000 - wow! I love, love, love to cook and entertain and I have both an extensive cookbook collection and a cutesy apron fetish! Thanks for stopping by...follow me...and enjoy!

Banana Choco-Coconut Muffins

Rating: 5 stars 2
A delicious combination of bananas, chocolate, and coconut and is like a marriage of a Mounds bar and the banana bread of our childhood - perfect for school lunches or just whenever!!!

Super Easy Hamburger Stroganoff

Being a busy working mom of three, I appreciate a meal that is quick and easy to prepare, yet is also something that my family will love. This stroganoff recipe is just that - there are NEVER any leftovers!

Open-face Bacon Sandwiches

My mom made these simple open-faced sandwiches often as I was growing up and I find them to be a true comfort food for me. Sliced cheddar cheese can be substituted for the processed cheese slices with equally yummy results.

Greek Spinach

Convenient frozen chopped spinach is combined with garlic, onions, and tomatoes for a truly fresh Mediterranean taste. I feel like I am in Greece while eating this!!

Barbecued Potato and Garlic Scape Packets

Rating: 4.5 stars 8
A basic barbecued potato dish takes on a delicious twist thanks to garlic scapes, the flower stalks of the garlic plant. My family absolutely flipped over these potatoes so I take advantage whenever scapes are available. The garlic scapes add a wonderful garlic flavor to the potatoes without being overpowering and they almost have the consistency of young asparagus stalks. The texture of the potatoes and the scapes is interesting and makes a satisfying side dish to any early summer barbecue.